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We have a private network with a Wireless Access point that allows access for Wireless Laptops that are on our Domain.  Can I get the WAP to allow other Laptops (That are not part of the domain) to get on just so they are able to gain access to the internet?

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asked 11/17/2011 12:25

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They should be able to put in the passphrase and get DHCP for the internet but they will be able to browse your network.
If you want guest wireless (no access to your network) that is a different configuration.
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Can you please point me in the right direction of setting up a guest Wireless access (No Network Access).
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answered 2011-11-17 at 08:27:52

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The specifics on how to do this depend on the specific WAP you are using. One technique is to use a WAP that supports multiple SSIDs and VLANs. You have two VLANs and associate each one with an SSID. The VLAN for your domain uses one SSID. The other VLAN is configured so that it can access the internet, but not your domain resources. This solution assumes that you have managed switches that support VLAN tags, a WAP that supports multiple SSIDs mapped to VLANs and a router that handles multiple VLANs and access lists rules to keep traffic from going to the wrong place.
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answered 2011-11-17 at 08:58:01

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WalterH

If this particular WAP is only being used for guest you can use this answer:
http://www.qa.downappz.com/Hardware/Networking_Hardware/Routers/Q_26869824.html

Some wireless routers and WAPs allow for both types at the same time what is the brand and model of the device you are configuring now?
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answered 2011-11-17 at 09:08:00

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Ok.  Great info guys.  The WAP does meet those specs, however, the switches on this network are older then the hills and are not managed.....  I hope there is some other way I can make this happen?
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answered 2011-11-17 at 09:14:29

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One managed switch connected to the WAP would let you separate the traffic into separate phyiscal LANs and you would then need to find a path back to the Internet for that traffic. A routing device could allow you to put the traffic from the guest network on your LAN with different addressing without letting the guests see the traffic on the domain LAN.
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answered 2011-11-17 at 09:19:32

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This looks like my best bet.  I have an extra Router that I can use for this practice.  Should work seamlessly, if it doesn't....  I'll be Back. LOL

Thanks guys !!
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answered 2011-11-17 at 09:34:36

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